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Potluck Shabbat
1st Friday Each Month

Join us for a wonderful potluck following 6:15pm services. This is delicious food you won't want to miss!!!

Potluck Guidelines

Food should be dairy or vegetarian, use hekshered ingredients, and brought in a disposable pan/vessel. Food cannot not be heated in our kitchen. See Rabbi's detailed guidelines (pdf file) and explanation of hekshered.


Musical Shabbat
2nd Friday Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm for evenings of melodic worship with a little groove thrown in by our own congregational band. These are evenings you won't want to miss!!!


Shabbat Unwrapped
3rd Friday & Saturday
Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm Friday or 10:00am Saturday for a special Shabbat where Rabbi Bass will explain parts of the service, or point out some aspect of a specific Tefilah. This is designed to deepen connections to our ancient roots, and grow in our understanding of our tradition.

Religious School Teacher and Youth Group Leader positions available; CLICK HERE to  
learn more!


Etz Hayim was featured in the Washington Jewish Week: CLICK HERE for the article about our upcoming 75th anniversary, our history, and our community!

2nd & 4th Thursday Every Month | Israeli Folk Dancing Class, 8:00pm-10:00pm

Re-link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Etz Hayim Preschool!
Our TIE code is 2472. Simply link your card on your next visit to Harris Teeter, or use your login at the Harris Teeter website. You can link up to 5 schools to one card!

Sunday, October 25 | INOVA Blood Drive, 10:00am-2:00pm (CLICK HERE to sign up for a blood dontation appointment!); Bake Sale for Emma Rosman's Bat Mitzvah Project, 10:00am-2:00pm

Saturday, November 7 | Adult Education Class: Om Shalom (yoga & prayer), 4:30pm (Please RSVP to

Sunday, November 8 | Adult Education Class: Introduction to Trope Trainer, 10:00am (Please RSVP to

Sunday, November 15 | Artist Expo, 11:30am-4:00pm (CLICK HERE for the full list of participating artisans!)

Sunday, November 22 | Adult Education Class: Etiquette & Choreography of Shabbat Morning Services, 10:00am (Please RSVP to

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, December 5 | Etz Hayim's 75th Anniversary Testimonial Gala, 7:00pm-11:00pm


If you’d like more information, please contact us by e-mail at or telephone at 703.979.4466.